The Speaker, or, Miscellaneous pieces: selected from the best English writers, and disposed under proper heads, for the improvement of youth in reading and speaking : to which is prefixed, an essay on elocution
John Bioren & Thomas DeSilver, 1808 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 400 pages
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Is it matter of more praise to disgrace one's illustrious ancestors than to become
illustrious by his own good behaviour ? What if I can shew no statues of my family
? I can shew the standards, the armour, and the trappings, which 1 have myself ...
The praise indeed of the Pilot we aUow to be in his conduct ; but it is in the
success of that, conduct, where we look for his happiness. If a storm arise, and
the ship be lost, we call him not happy, how well soever he may have conducted
1f better thou belong not to the dawn, Sure pledge of day, that crbwn'd the smiling
mom With thy bright circlet, praise him in thy sphere, While day arises, that sweet
hour of pri.ne. Thou sun, of this great world both eye and soul, Acknowledge ...
selected from the best English writers, and disposed under proper heads, for the
improvement of youth in reading and speaking : to which is prefixed, an essay on
elocution. Made vocal by my song, and taught his praise, Hail universal Lord; ...
Your praise is c'ome too swiftly home before you, Know you not, master, to some
kind of men Their graces serve them but as enemies ? No more do you'rs : your
virtues, gentle master, - : Are sanctified and holy traitors to you. Oh, what a world
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This reader was initially published as a British reader, and then imported to America. According to Henry W. Simon, it was first published in America in Philadelphia in 1799. He was unaware of this second American printing. There is also another printing -- from New York in 1812 -- of which he too was unaware. Thus far, these are the only three American printings of which I am aware. In a visit to the Harvard archives, I noticed in their records that the Institute of 1770, an early literary society there, often read aloud from Enfield in their meetings in the 1770s and 1780s (though this would have been a British version of the text, not the American one depicted here).